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Among the Gently Mad: Strategies and Perspectives for the Book-Hunter in the 21st Century
Among the Gently Mad: Strategies and Perspectives for the Book-Hunter in the 21st Century
by Nicholas A. Basbanes
Hardcover from Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
 
At Home with Books : How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries
At Home with Books : How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries
by Estelle Ellis, Christopher Simon Sykes, Caroline Seebohm
Hardcover from Clarkson Potter
 
Book Finds : How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books
by Ian C. Ellis 
Newly revised, updated and expanded-with two new chapters on book collecting and the Internet...

Collecting books today can be surprisingly easy-and surprisingly profitable. This insider's guide to the world of the used and rare book market shows how to find the best deals. It's everything the novice or the expert needs to know, including:

A new chapter on buying and selling books on the Internet
First editions and reader's copies
Auctions and catalogs
Finding valuable books and selling them for the highest price
What's going up in value and what's going down
Avoiding beginner's mistakes
What bookstore buyers look for
The secrets of professional "book scouts"

With tricks of the trade and a revised index of over 1,000 "most collectible" books and authors, anyone can learn to find hidden treasures on the bookshelves. 
About the Author
Ian C. Ellis has been working as a book dealer for nearly twenty years, haunting bookstores around the world. He currently specializes in science fiction and mysteries. 
Paperback: 320 pages
Perigee; ISBN: 0399526544; 2nd edition (February 6, )

Book Prices : Used and Rare, 1998 (Annual)
Edward N. Zempel (Editor)
Hardcover
 

Book Row: An Anecdotal and Pictorial History of the Antiquarian Book Trade
Book Row: An Anecdotal and Pictorial History of the Antiquarian Book Trade
by Roy Meador
Book Description
The city has eight million stories, and this one unfolds just south of 14th Street in Manhattan, mostly on the seven blocks of Fourth Avenue bracketed by Union Square and Astor Place. There, for nearly eight decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, thrived the New York Booksellers' Row, or, more commonly, Book Row. This illustrated memoir features historical photographs and is richly anecdotal, and as American as the rags-to-riches tale of the Strand, which began its life as a book stall on Eighth Street and today houses 2.5 million volumes in twelve miles of space. A story cast with colorful characters: like the book dealer George D. Smith; the irascible Russian-born book hunter Peter Stammer, the visionary Theodore C. Schulte; Lou Cohen, founder of the still-surviving Argosy Book Store; gentleman bookseller George Rubinowitz and his legendarily shrewish wife, Jenny, Book Row remembers names and places that all lovers, readers, buyers, sellers, and collectors of books should never forget. Rising rents, street crime, urban redevelopment, television are many of the reasons for the demise of Book Row, but in this volume, based on interviews with dozens of the people who bought, sold, and collected there, it lives again. 
Hardcover from Carroll & Graf Publishers
 
Books : Identification and Price Guide (The Confident Collector)
by Nancy Wright 
(Paperback - September 1993)

Bookman's Price Index : A Guide to the Values of Rare and Other Out of Print Books (Vol 57)
Hardcover: 900 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.47 x 11.29 x 8.77
Gale Group; ISBN: 0787621471;

2010 Comic Book Checklist & Price Guide
by Maggie Thompson, Brent Frankenhoff, Peter Bickford
Paperback from Krause Publications
Listed under Comic Book Price Guides

Antique Trader Book Collector's Price Guide (Antique Trader Book Collectors Price Guide)
by Richard Russell Richard Russell
Paperback from Krause Publications

The Official Price Guide to Collecting Books, 6th Edition (Official Price Guide to Books)
by Marie Tedford
Paperback from House of Collectibles
2008-04-08

Children's Books Old and Rare
Walter Schatzki
Listed under Collecting Children's Books
 

Codex
by Lev Grossman
Hardcover from Harcourt
 
The Collector's Bookshelf Value Guide
by Joseph Raymond Le Fontaine, et al
(Paperback - February 1991)

Collected Books : The Guide to Values 2002
by Allen Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn
Book Description:
Here is the largest and most comprehensive single-volume guide to current market values of collectible books in America. Used by most book dealers and serious collectors in the country, this guide explains how to identify first editions of books and covers a wide range of subjects, including Americana, early printed books, literature, mysteries, science fiction, children's books, natural history, photography, and travel. Prices range from $200 for Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain, to $750,000 for the original London 1865 edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and beyond. 
Hardcover: 832 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 2.07 x 9.56 x 6.43 
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group; (November 8, ) 
ISBN: 0399147810 

Collected Books: The Guide to Values 1998 (Collected Books, )
by Allen Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn
Hardcover from Putnam Pub Group

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The Care of Fine Books
by Jane Greenfield
(Paperback - December 1988)

Dictionary of American Antiquarian Bookdealers
by Donald C. Dickinson 
(Hardcover)
 

A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
by Nicholas A. Basbanes
What a delightful book about books and people who love books! As a second generation bibliophile, a possible bibliomane who had several people move out of my house a year ago because they erroneously believed that my books were taking over the household, and a devout employee of "Earth's Biggest Bookstore," I can vouch that Basbanes accurately describes the glorious role of book collectors as archivists of human knowledge, and -- in continual counterpoint -- sometimes pathologically obsessed book junkies. Amazon.com
Paperback from Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
 
A Handbook for Booklovers: A Survey of Collectible Authors, Books, and Values
by Joseph Raymond Lefontaine
Hardcover from Prometheus Books
1988

Huxford's Old Book Value Guide
by Bob Huxford, Sharon Huxford

Huxford's Old Book Value Guide : 25,000 Listings of Old Books With Current Values (10th Ed)
Bob Huxford, Sharon Huxford
Hardcover

International Rare Book Prices : Voyages, Travel, and Exploration 1988
(Hardcover - May 1988)
Special order

Old Books, Rare Friends : Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion
by Leona G. Rostenberg, Madeleine B. Stern 
(Paperback)
 

A Passion for Books
A Passion for Books : A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Love and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books
by Harold Rabinowitz, Robert D. Kaplan
Paperback from Three Rivers Press
 
A Pound of Paper : Confessions of a Book Addict
A Pound of Paper : Confessions of a Book Addict
by John Baxter
Hardcover from Thomas Dunne Books
 
Rare Books
by Stephen H. Van Dyk, Nancy E. Gwinn (Preface)
(Paperback)

Rare Kentucky Books, 1776-1926
by Willard Rouse Jillson 
(Hardcover)

Restoration of Leather Bindings
by Bernard C. Middleton
Listed under Bookbinding

Reading Matter : A Rabid Bibliophile's Adventure Among Old and Rare Books
by Jack Matthews 
(Hardcover)

Selling Old Books the New Dot Com Way
by Suzanne F. Pitner
Paperback: 128 pages
iUniverse.com; ISBN: 0595095615;
 

Selling Used Books Online: The Complete Guide to Bookselling at Amazon's Marketplace and Other Online Sites
by Stephen Windwalker
Paperback from Harvard Perspectives Press
 
Slightly Foxed but Still Desirable: Ronald Searle's Wicked World Book of Collecting
by Ronald Searle
Hardcover from Souvenir Pr Ltd
1994

Tom Swift, the Bobbsey Twins & Other Heroes of American Juvenile Literature
by John T. Dizer 
Listed under Collecting Children's Books

Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World
by Lawrence Goldstone, Nancy Goldstone
Paperback from Griffin Trade Paperback

The Official Price Guide to Old Books (2nd Ed)
Marie Tedford, et al
Paperback 
Out of Print - Try Used Books

How to Buy and Sell Old Books
L. Freeman
Paperback / Published 1965
Out of Print - Try Used Books
 
 

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